Adding a loft conversion to your bungalow can almost double the amount of living space in your home. This sort of addition adds a lot to the value of your bungalow and provides you with a lot of flexibility in how you arrange your rooms.
Benefits of a Bungalow Loft Conversion
Using your loft space can hugely increase your living space and provide more privacy for guests or a growing family if you choose to turn this space into a bedroom. You could even turn the top floor into a flat for a passive income through renting.
As the cost of moving house increases with estate agent rates, stamp duty, and the cost of removers, adding more space to your home can be a worthwhile investment and an alternative to moving home. Loft conversions can boost property prices by up to a fifth and even help sell the property faster.
Unique Requirements for Bungalows
Bungalow loft conversions are largely the same as standard loft conversions for 2+ storey houses, in that the required headspace and structural integrity are the same. However, if the loft conversion is 4.5 metres or less from ground level, you may have some more flexibility in building.
If your bungalow meets the criteria, you can add an escape window to the loft conversion to make a safe escape from the rooms in case of fire. This means that you do not have to build a protected escape stair to the loft conversion and rooms can be enclosed as long as there is an escape window within each room. This means that you can have open stairs or even a mezzanine, depending on your home and the permissions in your area.
We can build eco-friendly loft conversions for your bungalow regardless of whether your building is currently eco-friendly. Our team will provide guidance for green building, the fabric first approach, and the green energy options available to help you reduce your bills and reduce your carbon footprint.